40 Hour PS3 Marathon Sets World Record!


An article in Zeenews states that Chirantan Patnaik, a 26 year old private equity broker, spent a massive 40 hours and 20 minutes playing GTA IV on the PS3 which may sound quite sad at first, but it is an impressive mental feat to pull off. The 40 hour marathon started from 10:00 am on September 4th and ending at 2 am on September 6th. The safety guidelines for the record allowed him to take a 10-minute break after every hour, but Patnaik said he only took four breaks throughout the entire attempt . The previous record for playing GTA IV was 28 hours 1 minute which was set late last year.

And by all accounts Chirantan had never played GTA IV!:

“There are so many other games which I have played for long hours. But I had never tried playing this particular game seriously. However, I knew that I can do it after I saw my brother playing it … I enjoyed the game very much. It’s fun playing long hours. It wasn’t that exhaustive for me, as one might feel.”

Chirantans’ marathon was monitored by Zapak.com which had observers in place to inform Guinness World Records and make the attempt legitimate.

Chirantan describes himself as an avid gamer that buys “The latest games in the market if it interests me. I don’t mind spending money on games at all.” To prepare for the massive endurance test he took up Yoga and exercised on a regular basis. He also drank a LOT of coffee during the marathon!

A true hardcore gamer! Hope he tries to break more records in the near future but I want to see some contenders to try and kick him off the podium!

Written by: Nico - News Contributor

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  1. #1 by Paranoimia on October 21st, 2009

    I don’t think GTA IV would hold my interest for that long in one go.

  2. #2 by Trieloth on October 21st, 2009 [ 3426 Points ]

    People couldnt pay me to play that game for that long. The boredom would have killed me.

  3. #3 by fleakitten on October 21st, 2009 [ 26489 Points ]

    Wow..What is there to do for 40 hours in that game?

  4. #4 by JimmyMagnum on October 21st, 2009 [ 83116 Points ]

    I wouldn’t play any game for that long! This guy is like the king of lonely, no-girlfriend gamers! lmao, he’s nuts!

  5. #5 by mjm_007 on October 21st, 2009 [ 270 Points ]

    yea.. he’s crazy.. I’ve played all day once or twice when my girlfriend went out of town, and before football season lol, but there were always multiple hour long breaks, and i switched games alot. no way I could do 40 hrs straight with one game. crazy..

  6. #6 by giz on October 22nd, 2009

    40hours only?

    i played 54hours Aion on the headstart without a break.. sadly i had no guiness world records comitee there 🙁

  7. #7 by Hosted Call Center on October 22nd, 2009

    It is really very great thing , what a amazing power, we can’t play like this.

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